php5-imap has been dropped into unusablity - oblivion

Michael Neuffer neuffer at
Sat Sep 8 10:30:38 UTC 2012

Hi Clint

Could you please be so kind an reverse the dropping of the php5-imap 
build from the php5 package?

php-imap in Universe has most certainly been abandoned.
It is still based on php5-5.3.5-0ubuntu2 and hasn't been updated in a year.

In Debian where it is beeing build directly from the php5 package is is 

So please, drop this forgotten and rotten package from universe and 
re-enable it in the standard php5 build.

The current status breaks other software that depends on the 
availability of php5-imap

Thank you.

Kind regards
    Michael Neuffer

+++ php5-5.4.6/debian/changelog
@@ -0,0 +1,4791 @@
+php5 (5.4.6-1ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low
+  * Merge from Debian experimental (LP: #1006738 , LP: #1040212)
+    Remaining changes:
+    - d/rules: Simplify apache config settings since we never build
+      interbase or firebird.
+    - debian/rules: export DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH properly.
+    - Add build-dependency on lemon, which we now need.
+    - Dropped firebird2.1-dev, libc-client-dev, libmcrypt-dev as it is
+      in universe.
+    - Dropped libcurl-dev not in the archive.
+    - debian/control: replace build-depends on mysql-server with
+      mysql-server-core-5.5 and mysql-client-5.5 to avoid upstart and
+      mysql-server-5.5 postinst confusion with starting up multiple
+      mysqlds listening on the same port.
+    - Dropped php5-imap, php5-interbase, php5-mcrypt since we have
+      versions already in universe.
+    - Dropped libonig-dev and libqgdbm since its in universe. (libonig
+      MIR has been declined due to an inactive upstream. So this is
+      probably a permanent change).
+    - modulelist: Drop imap, interbase, sybase, and mcrypt.
+    - debian/rules:
+      - Dropped building of mcrypt, imap, and interbase.
+      - Install apport hook for php5.
+      - stop mysql instance on clean just in case we failed in tests
+    - debian/control, debian/rules: Re-enable libedit-dev.
+  * Dropped Changes:
+    - debian/rules: change memory limits on example .ini files.
+ -- Clint Byrum <clint at>  Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:40:18 -0700

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